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Kodagu Floods: 3 bodies washed away in landslide recovered

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Kodagu, Aug 22: NDRF and Army personnel engaged in rescue operations on Wednesday found three bodies washed away in landslides in Kodagu.

An earth-mover clears the sludge from a road in the flood-hit Madapur village of Kadagu district, Karnataka on Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Bodies of Umesh (36) and Chandravathi (66), washed away on August 16, were found in Hemmethalu. A special team was sent to find the bodies after kin of victims pleaded for help.

In a separate rescue operation, the body of Pavan (37) was retrieved today.

Also Read | Kodagu floods: Bangalore drone start-up helps locate stranded people

Meanwhile, three members of a family had a miraculous escape at Kategeri when they survived the collapse of their house. Four acres of the family's Coffee plantation was completely destroyed in torrential rains.

The death toll in rain-ravaged Karnataka rises to 164 as torrential floods unleashed a trail of devastation. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 5,839 of the 7,795 rescued are accommodated in over 73 relief camps across the flood-affected areas of the state till August 21.

Also Read | Karnataka rains: 12 Killed, over 5,000 displaced after heavy rains in Kodagu district

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